Aug 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
in syria, president obama said today he is weighing limited and narrow action against the regime. he said syria has endangered the national security of the united states and has violated established norms against the use of chemical weapon. the obama administration said 1,429 people were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack, including 426 children. so far, the president has not asked congress for approval for a military strike and france is the only major foreign power to support retaliation. president obama contends there is no excuse for killing innocent people, including such large numbers of women and children. still opposition to an attack on syria is widespread both around the world and here at home. as john tells us, the president is facing a real predicament. >> reporter: an east bay physician that lived in syria as a child and visited family there as recently as five years ago. >> it's near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: the chic weapons attack on the syrian people hit him hard. >> my heart bleeds for all of these kids, women and families that have lost their lives.
Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm PDT
for this moment. president obama, the nation's first black president, spending exactly where dr. king stood, reflecting on the progress and the work that remains. >> no one can match king's brilliance, but the same flame that let the heart of all who were willing to take the first step for justice, i know that flame remains. >> jim crow had a son called james crow jr. esquire. he writes voting suppression laws, and puts it in language that looks different but the results are the same. >> reporter: standing between three presidents on one side, and the king family on another, congressman john lewis, the last surviving speaker of the '63 march, challenged the nation, as dr. king did to make good on its promise. >> unemployment, poverty, and hunger, or the new struggle for voting rights. i say to each one of you today, we must never, ever give up. >> reporter: president obama and others pointed out the original march was about jobs and justice. noting the unemployment for blacks is almost twice the national average. >> more details now about the march. the sound system was sabotaged the night
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
obama will base his decision on america's best interest even if it means acting alone. >> what we have seen here tragically, is a preponderance of the evidence available in the public domain that the asad regimed used chemical weapons against their citizens. >>> in san francisco today dozens of protesters rallied at powell and market streets demanding that the u.s. stay out of syria. they say money spent on military action there could be better used in this country and they want the u.s. to get out of the rest of the middle east as well. >>> a federal appeals court today upheld california's law banning so called gay conversion therapy. a group of conversion therapists appealed. the law does not cover the activities of pastors and counselors who provide such therapy but are unlicensed. >>> same-sex couples who are legally married will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. treasury secretary lu says the ruling assuring legally married similar sex couples that they can move legally across the nation knowing their filing status will not change. >>> a lease agreement gives netflix